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Goodwin College of Business
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Take Your Business Skills to the Next Level

A Master in Business Administration (MBA) is a versatile degree that trains you in the essential skills and knowledge needed to be a successful business leader or manager. In addition to core subjects such as accounting, marketing, economics, and operations, MBA programs also offer a variety of concentrations, such as project management, digital marketing, change management, and talent management. This allows you to specialize in the area of business that interests you most.

Whether you’re looking to launch your own business, advance your career in the corporate world, or work in the public or non-profit sector, an MBA can give you the edge you need to succeed. MBA graduates are highly sought-after by employers in all industries, and they often earn significantly higher salaries than those with other types of degrees.

Online Asynchronous or In-Person

The GCOB only offers online asynchronous classes for this program with intent to launch an in-person MBA in Mesa for Fall 2024. Each student is assigned a dedicated advisor for personalized support and can choose to be a full-time or part-time student, finishing their degree at their own pace.

4+1 MBA Program

Recent Benedictine University graduates with a B.B.A. or B.S. degree can earn their MBA in just one additional year of full-time study through our innovative 4+1 Program. This accelerated program allows you to seamlessly transition from undergraduate studies to graduate-level business education, saving you time and money.

The Online One-Year Accelerated MBA

Are you a driven professional looking to accelerate your business career? Benedictine University’s Online One-Year Accelerated MBA program is designed to help you achieve your goals quickly and efficiently.

M.B.A.: Unlock your Business Potential

Benedictine University’s MBA program is your compass to navigate the maze of market uncertainty, global competition, and ethical challenges facing leaders in the 21st century. Our rigorous curriculum combines quantitative and qualitative courses to empower you to master key business functional areas, identify and solve complex problems, lead ethically and effectively, and make sound decisions that drive sustainable competitive advantage in a globalized marketplace. Guiding over 7,000 students to success, our MBA program’s proven 45-year track record speaks to the quality of our program and the outcomes we deliver.

Crafted for the Contemporary Professional

Benedictine University’s M.B.A. program is designed for working adults. The program’s classes are ideal for those who seek flexibility in their course schedules and plan to register as either a full- or part-time student.

  •  Flexibility at its Best: Whether you’re a working professional or a recent graduate, our M.B.A. program offers on-campus, online, or hybrid formats tailored to your needs, ensuring that you strike the right balance between academics and other commitments.
  • Accelerate Your M.B.A. Journey: Qualified students may be eligible to complete their MBA degree in only one year. Speak with a counselor to determine if you qualify.
  • Expanded Horizons for the MBA program. The Goodwin College of Business is helping advance the Benedictine Hallmarks through partnerships with esteemed institutions in China to provide the Benedictine Degree to students overseas.

Hot Jobs for MBA Graduates

An MBA opens doors to a diverse range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities across various industries. Here are some of the top career paths you can pursue with an MBA:

Management Consultant: Analyze business challenges and craft impactful strategies, becoming a trusted advisor to organizations.

Investment Banker: Assist businesses and individuals with raising capital and making informed investment decisions, navigating the financial landscape.

Marketing Manager: Develop and execute innovative marketing campaigns, driving brand awareness and achieving business objectives.

Product Manager: Lead the development and launch of successful products, responding to market needs and ensuring profitability.

Entrepreneur: Launch and manage your own business, turning your vision into reality and leading with innovation and passion.

Ultimately, the specific career path you choose will depend on your interests, skills, and aspirations. An MBA equips you with the versatile skills and knowledge needed to succeed in diverse business environments. With dedication and hard work, you can leverage your MBA to achieve your career goals and become a successful leader in your chosen field.

Financial managers, IT managers, management consultants, medical and health services managers, and operations research analysts are all hot jobs for MBA graduates, with median annual salaries ranging from $93,000 to $159,010 and strong job growth prospects over the next 10 years.*

*per “Hot Jobs for MBA Graduates”

Here are some sample courses you may take in the MBA program:

  • Analytical Tools for Management Decisions
  • Web Analytics
  • Leadership & Business Ethics in the Global Environment
  • Business Negotiations
  • Business and Economic Forecasting

Business Administration Courses (MBA)

Lisle & Mesa Graduate course descriptions
(course location noted on each course description)

The Asian M.B.A. program is run in partnership with Shenyang University of Technology. The M.B.A. program is also being offered in partnership with University of Economics and Business and at Dong A University in Da Nang. The M.S. MIS program is offered at Shenyang Jianzhu University (SJZU). The Higher Learning Commission approved Benedictine University to offer M.B.A. and Master of Science (M.S.) in Management Information Systems programs throughout China and Vietnam.

MBA On-Campus & Hybrid – Lisle

MBA Online – Lisle Online

Accelerated MBA

4+1 MBA

International MBA 

MBA/MPH Dual Degree – Lisle


Joe Ward, MBA '20

Joe Ward

Engineering Service Manager Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

“By returning to my beloved alma mater to receive my M.B.A., I was able to achieve one of my career goals, which was to become the Engineering Services Manager of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Since graduating with my M.B.A., I’ve been better prepared to deliver an unforgettable experience for our resort guests by striving to ensure an excellent experience for all. Our society needs more Benedictine graduates, particularly within the focus of servant leadership.”

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